>>565811 There were no concentration camps in the US. We did relocate Japanese to camps, but they were not slaves, or kept in squalor. I'm not saying it was a good thing, but if the Holocaust is a 10 on a 1 to 10 scale of warcrimes, this was like a 2.
Summary: Les racistes on the West Coast convinced the Feds to intern Japanese and Japanese-Americans living on the Pacific Coast. This was not motivated by real fear (at least at the government level), as evinced by the fact that the vastly larger and more strategically critical to Japan and the Pacific War (Hint: where was Pearl Harbor?) Hawaiian Japanese population was largely not interned. Further evidence that we should blame les racistes for it can be seen in the fact that we only interned a much smaller fraction of Italian-Americans and German-Americans, in spite of the fact that we were also at war with Italy and Germany. (Google also indicates that multiple government studies had found that Japanese-Americans weren't likely to become a fifth column) An awful lot of internee-owned property wound up sold at a pittance.
IIRC there was a relatively small amount of forced labor - one of the camps was used to build facilities for a new Indian reservation.
>>566667 Germans and Italians had already been living their for generations you dumb faggot. All spoke english and we're very well integrated or concentrated in small rural towns. Chinese and Japanese immigration was relatively new and they liked to retain their culture more and we're a much MUCH smaller portion of the population. Get the fuck out.
>>566038 It probably depends on where you go to school. I went to school in the PNW, and were learned all about the slavery and the Japanese internment camps (sometimes in pretty gruesome detail). Native American stuff was glossed over, but everything else wasn't.
>>565811 All that really happened was the Gov hearded all the Japs on the west coast together so they could keep an eye on them, because they were paranoid about them betraying America. Wasn't the right thing to do, and a lot of people lost their homes/possessions in the process, but it was certainly not a death/slave camp.
>>565811 >having to graduate high school to find this out I did a research project on the European theatre of war in 6th grade as "extra credit" ( read - I was bored), and though America and Japan were on the Pacific front, I did learn about a lot of us policies on the Homefront. Either way, they really aren't worth mentioning, especially in a curriculum like public schooling. What relevance do they have? Maybe if we put Iraqis into camps during the 90's/00's, sure. But I'm pretty sure that didn't happen.
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